A Souvenir of Appreciation from the Post Office

Nelson Small Talk


On the evening of November 28, 1989 the Munsonville store burned due to a faulty ballast in one of the fluorescent lights. Inside the Munsonville Store was the Munsonville Post Office, a federal facility. Dot Hackett, the Postmistress, deputized Dave Kennard of the Harrisville Fire Department and Judi Lang of the Nelson Fire Department and tasked them with retrieving all the mail, stamps, and papers of the Post Office while the fire roared.

In appreciation of all those fighting the fire, Dot gave key chain fobs to all those fire persons fighting the fire. Each square fob has a picture of the store on one side and on the other side are the dates it was open (1887-1989), and a number for each fire fighter receiving that item.

The dated side on this key fob is visible, but the picture of the store on the other side is worn from use.

~ Judi Lang


 

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